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  1. Gun-smuggling ring broken up

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland authorities have broken up a criminal ring that smuggled dozens of firearms into the country from Southeast Asia despite some of the world's ... smuggled the first contraband into Yunnan province in 2010. Two men from Guangxi and Heilongjiang are accused of helping him to smuggle firearms into the mainland in April and September last year. ...

  2. Probe into smuggled cigarettes led to mass slaughter

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung The 228 Incident broke out on February 28, 1947, two years before the nationalists, or Kuomintang, were defeated by the communists in a civil war and fled to the island. It was triggered by agents sent to investigate the sale of smuggled cigarettes in Taipingding, central Taipei. The agents caught a middle-aged widow, Lin Chiang-mai, selling cigarettes illegally ...

  3. Sino-US gun running ring foiled

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com More details have emerged about a Sino-US firearms smuggling ring busted last month as mainland police destroyed more than 100,000 illegal guns and 250 tonnes ... smuggled firearms into the mainland even though it has some of the world's toughest gun laws, Xinhua reported late on Monday. The Ministry of Public Security said 23 Chinese suspects had been ...

  4. Mainland ports start security surcharge in June

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling China's port operators will begin applying a security surcharge to all containerised cargo moving through mainland terminals from June, the ministry said yesterday. A levy of 20 yuan for a 20-foot container and 30 yuan for a 40-foot container would aim at recovering the cost of securing ports against acts of terrorism and smuggling, the ministry said. Hong ...

  5. Detained dealer's HK armoury raided

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A firearms dealer arrested by mainland authorities in connection with a smuggling case had his armoury in Fo Tan raided by Hong Kong police on Sunday, a police source said. Joseph Ho Mang-keung, owner of Joe's Paradise Limited, was arrested in Shenzhen last month and was being held for questioning, the source said yesterday. Police raided Mr Ho's Fo Tan ...

  6. A good week for...

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Afghanistan's National Museum Hundreds of looted archaeological treasures were returned to the war-torn country's National Museum on Sunday after being recovered with the help of the British Museum. Many of the 843 artefacts were seized as they were being smuggled into Britain after about 70 per cent of the museum's contents were stolen during Afghanistan's civil war ...

  7. Blurry line between crime and terrorism

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... hundreds of millions of dollars from drug trafficking, extortion and kidnapping. The US wants Bout extradited from Thailand, for trying to smuggle missiles and rocket launchers to Farc rebels ... smuggling drugs and laundering money. It also diversified into arms and explosives smuggling and terrorist financing. Dawood, blamed by Indian officials for a series of deadly bombings in Mumbai ...

  8. Same standards should apply to friends and foes

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... weapons secrets and technology to so-called rogue states, including North Korea. Pakistan's government has been at pains to deny any official involvement in the intricate smuggling operation ... opened a Pandora's box. However, should he escape prosecution in return for accepting all responsibility, suspicions of a cover-up will gather strength. The smuggling scheme was long-lasting ...

  9. Prosecutors wrap up war crimes case

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between five and 10 former crewmen of the Panamanian-registered ship the MV Antarctic Mariner, owned by locally registered company Global Star (Asia), which prosecutors allege was used to smuggle ... Mariner confirm that weapons were smuggled onboard before returning to Africa.' 'Documents regarding MV Antarctic Mariner, including a logbook, also show the ships route from China ...

  10. Arms smugglers held as Tibetan anger rises

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in northern Myanmar,' the report said. Police were reported to have uncovered a similar arms smuggling ring near the southwestern border in 2009, with 11 people arrested and guns and explosives ...




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